|SS Anglia 1905|
SS Anglia, in 1905
|Owner:||London and North Western Railway|
|Route:||Irish Sea ferry crossings|
|Builder:||Wm Denny & Brothers, Dumbarton, Scotland|
|Launched:||20 December 1899|
|Completed:||10 April 1900|
|Fate:||Hit a mine laid by German U-boat UC-5 on 17 November 1915. |
|Length:||329 ft (100 m)|
|Beam:||39.1 ft (11.9 m)|
|Draught:||16 ft (4.9 m)|
Triple expansion engine|
|Speed:||21 knots (39 km/h)|
Anglia was built by Wm Denny & Brothers of Dumbarton, Scotland for the London and North Western Railway and was delivered in 1900. At first she was used on the Holyhead to Dublin North Wall service, then from 1908 on the Holyhead to Kingstown (later named Dún Laoghaire) service. With the outbreak of war she was drafted as a hospital ship.
On 17 November 1915 Anglia was returning from Calais to Dover, carring 390 injured officers and soldiers. At around 12:30 pm, one mile east of Folkestone Gate, HMHS Anglia struck a mine. The nearby torpedo gunboat HMS Hazard helped evacuate the passengers and crew. Despite the assistance of the nearby collier Lusitania 134 people were killed in the sinking.
- "The Sinking of the H.M.H.S. Anglia by a mine laid by a German U-Boat in the Dover Straits.". anglesey.info. 2009. http://www.anglesey.info/SS_Anglia.htm. Retrieved August 28, 2009.
- Mackenzie J Gregory (2009). "Auxiliary Hospital Ship Anglia, mined off Folkestone on the 17th. of November 1915. 127, or 164 Dead". Ahoy - Mac's Web Log. http://ahoy.tk-jk.net/macslog/AuxiliaryHospitalShipAngl.html. Retrieved August 28, 2009.
- "British Hospital Ship sunk, 85 lost". The New York Times. November 18, 1915. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9503E2D81239E333A2575BC1A9679D946496D6CF. Retrieved August 28, 2009.
- "Wreck Sites / Info". shorncliffedivecentre.com. 2009. http://www.shorncliffedivecentre.com/www.shorncliffedivecentre.coms/info.php?p=9. Retrieved August 28, 2009.
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